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Elections for the offices of Mayor and Town Council are held biannually on the first Tuesday in May. 

Voting Information
The election of the 2014-2016 Herndon Mayor and Town Council is on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.  The Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Avenue, is the sole polling place for town elections.
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Residents of the Town of Herndon who are eligible but not registered to vote in Fairfax County must register by Monday, April 14 to vote in the 2014 Town Election.  To meet the deadline, register online at by 11:59 p.m., or return a completed application postmarked or delivered by 5:00 p.m. to the General Registrar, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 323, Fairfax, Virginia, 22035-0081.
To verify your voter registration status or to update your address or name, visit   Voter registration status and on file address information is also reviewable through the Fairfax County mobile app (available for both Android and IPhone users) by using the VOTE icon, or you may call 703-222-0776.
Voter registration applications are online at, or in hard copy from the Fairfax County Office of Elections in the Government Center, (703)222-0776, libraries, and county supervisors' offices.  Voter registration forms also are available in the town clerk's office, 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, (703) 435-6804,
Absentee Voting
To vote absentee by mail for the May town election, the Fairfax County Office of Elections must receive a registered voter's absentee ballot application no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 29.  Applications are available on the Office of Elections website or office, the Herndon town clerk's office, county libraries, and county supervisors' offices. Completed forms showing the voter's signature may be e-mailed as a scanned attachment, faxed, mailed, or delivered in person.
In-person absentee voting begins at the Fairfax County Government Center on March 21, and ends at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, May 3. 
To determine if you are eligible to vote absentee, visit the Office of Elections website,

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Candidate Information
Candidates for office must meet certain qualifications and are required to file specific documents in order to qualify to appear on the ballot. These qualifications and requirements may vary slightly depending on whether the office sought is a local office, a general assembly seat, a statewide office, or a federal office. Generally, all candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:
(1)         A candidate must be qualified to vote for and to hold the office being sought.
(2)        A candidate must have been a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia for at least one year immediately preceding the election.
Citizens interested in running for state or local offices in Virginia, should start by downloading the appropriate candidate information bulletins, required forms and documents and other information about running for a specific office and relating to campaign finance and advertising. The 2014 candidate bulletin and calendar for the town election is on the State Board of Elections web site

Candidate information, forms and reports may also be obtained online or by contacting:
Virginia State Board of Elections (
Washington Building First Floor
1100 Bank Street,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone (804) 864-8901
Toll Free (800) 552-9745
Fax (804) 371-0194
The Office of Elections (
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 323
Fairfax, VA 22035-0081
Voter registration phone: (703) 222-0776
Absentee application fax: (703) 324-2205
To volunteer as an election officer ($175 per diem to include training and Election Day) or for more information visit the website, or call (703) 324-4735 or e-mail:

Campaign Finance Disclosure Act

In May 2011, the Town Council approved the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act (Ordinance 10-O-41), which took effect January 1, 2012.  These provisions apply to candidates seeking election to all Town offices.

Campaign Finance Disclosure Act  

Candidate Forms - State of Virginia Board of Elections


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